Arts Briefs

Friday is deadline for ‘Root’ mail-art show Submissions are due Friday for “Root,” a mail-art show opening Nov. 3 at the Pratt Museum. Mail submissions… Continue reading

Pier One production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” takes gritty look at rock musical

Jesus dies in the end. OK, let’s get that spoiler out in the open. Just as in the Gospels that it’s based upon, in the… Continue reading

First Friday shows

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. The Shadow Painter, by Edward Whetsone Hutchinson 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Of his work, Edward Whetstone… Continue reading

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Alaska Book Week features local readings Alaska Book Week, Alaska’s annual celebration of literary artists, features readings today-Saturday at the Homer Public Library. Reading are:… Continue reading

‘pH’ novel takes new tack to novel: fiction about science

Science fiction as predictive literature has its limits, but the writer Frederik Pohl noted one value to the genre: it provides the emotional content of… Continue reading

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Kilchers to host benefit concert for John Colia Jr. The Kilcher family will play a preview concert in Homer of their upcoming national holiday concert… Continue reading

‘Thousand Towns’ looks at what some cities do right

On her visits to Alaska over the past 20 years, like a lot of visitors to Homer, singer-songwriter Dar Williams said she came to really,… Continue reading

Homer Doc Fest returns with films that seek to enlighten

Next week, Homer film buffs will escape reality for an hour or two during the weeklong 14th annual Homer Documentary Festival, but organizer Jamie Sutton… Continue reading

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Lord debuts new novel Homer writer Nancy Lord launches her new novel, “pH,” at 6 p.m. Friday at the Homer Public Library, with a reading… Continue reading

Burning Basket is Sunday

The 14th annual Homer Burning Basket project of community interactive, impermanent art, is presented to Homer this coming Sunday afternoon at the build site at… Continue reading

‘Root’ shows make everyone an artist

Tree roots. Root causes. Square roots. Getting to the root. Root beer. Grass roots. Root chords. Anything about or having to do with roots is… Continue reading

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Erdrich speaks today Nationally known writer Louise Erdrich starts the annual Kachemak Bay College Visiting Writers Series with a talk and reading at 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Te`arama group visits peninsula

Between Aug. 14 and 19, Seattle-based Tahitian performance group Te`arama conducted cultural exchanges with communities around the lower Kenai Peninsula. Coordinated by the Pratt Museum,… Continue reading

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Pratt seeks art donations for Ritz The Pratt Museum seeks donations or art for Ritz, the museum’s annual gala fundraiser, held Oct. 21 at the… Continue reading

September shows feature last summer exhibits

First Friday kicks off the Labor Day weekend with the last summer showing of art shows. At the Homer Council on the Arts, the show’s… Continue reading

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Basket build starts Sept. 2 The 14th annual Homer Burning Basket project of community interactive, impermanent art runs Sept. 2-10 at Mariner Park at the… Continue reading

cARTography exhibit blends art, mapmaking

The Pratt Museum’s latest exhibit, cARTography, makes a typeface play, emphasizing “art” in the word. That also pays respect to the tradition of defining the… Continue reading

Artists feel the burn in encaustics class

On a cloudy Sunday last month, artist Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt brought together six student artists with one mission. Feel the burn. That’s the root of the… Continue reading

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Writer, photographer shares stories of Jordan Writer, photographer and adventure traveler Christina Whiting presents “Meandering the Middle East: A small town Alaskan woman’s journey across… Continue reading

Salmonfest isn’t about fish

Salmonfest isn’t about the fish. Sure, the anadromous fish is ubiquitous throughout the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, where the three-day festival, which started Friday… Continue reading